Introduction to Museum Work

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Rowman Altamira, Jan 1, 1997 - Business & Economics - 237 pages
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Long regarded as one the leading texts in museology, Introduction to Museum Work is now thoroughly revised and updated. While citing recent changes in the museum world, the third edition of Burcaw's classic work retains its useful philosophical orientation and convenient summary format. All the basics of museology are here—the central issues are discussed and definitions are given for all the terms museum workers need to know. Every chapter includes practical exercises making Burcaw's book ideal for the classroom or for novice museum workers. Accepted by the Documentation Center of the International Conference of Museums as exemplary of museum training, Introduction to Museum Work is used as a basic text in museum studies all over the world.
  

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The pages on this edition are very different than the print edition, making it hard to complete assignments. There are also quite a few typos compared to the print edition, which is very annoying when I paid money for this book.

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This is the most practical book ever, and it makes me really excited about grad school... even better, it's narrated by a complete snob! Read full review

Contents

Museum Defined
13
Beginnings of the Museum
24
Museums Today
32
Museums and Museum Fields
37
Organization and Support
45
Collecting Theory General and Science Museums
56
Collecting Theory History Museums
63
Collecting Theory Art Museums
73
Temporary Exhibits
144
Visitors and Interpretation
150
Education and Activities
158
Museum Architecture
163
Museums and Society
169
Historic Preservation
171
Philosophy and Public Image
183
Practical Matters
193

Registration and Cataloguing
93
Care of Collections
102
Security
111
Interpretation in the Museum
119
Use of Collections
121
Permanent Exhibits
129
The Law
203
Trends and Tomorrow
215
Recommended Resources
226
Index
235
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